Schumacher being woken from coma: reports

Last updated 07:45 30/01/2014
Michael Schumacher
STUART FRANKLIN/ Getty
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: Michael Schumacher.

Relevant offers

Motorsport

New Zealand motocross star Courtney Duncan out to prove her point in world championship finale Hayden Paddon remains fifth, Sebastien Ogier wins Rally of Germany Cal Crutchlow claims Czech Grand Prix for maiden MotoGP win Hayden Paddon on track for top five finish after day two of Rally of Germany Patient Hayden Paddon pushing for Rally Germany top five as WRC moves onto tarmac Kiwi Mini Project 64 sets new land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats Paddon tackles his least preferred surface in Rallye Deutschland Famous victory at Le Mans with Bruce McLaren was highlight of Chris Amon's career Fabian Coulthard confident results will come at DJR Team Penske Le Mans-winning Kiwi Chris Amon's unlucky career was lucky after all

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is slowly being woken from a medically-induced coma, according to French media reports.

According to French sports newspaper L'Equipe, Schumacher had "reacted positively" to the awakening process, which was said to have started this week, The Telegraph reported.  

A neurologist told the paper the process would begin with sedation, then the patient would open his eyes followed by communication using simple commands.

"Schumacher appears to show this type of re-awakening," L'Equipe reported.

Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm asked the public not to pay attention to "speculation" but did not deny the report, The Telegraph wrote.

"I am stressing again any statement regarding Michael's health not coming from the doctors treating him, or from his management, must be considered as speculation," she said.

She told local newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré his condition was still considered "stable".

The 45-year-old has been in intensive care since receiving head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your favourite V8 Supercars driver?

Scott McLaughlin

Shane Van Gisbergen

Fabian Coulthard

Jamie Whincup

Mark Winterbottom

Craig Lowndes

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Blog